Skip to main content

Two MCPS Students Named U.S. Presidential Scholars

Xu and MAx Stitched.png

Two Richard Montgomery High School students have been named 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars. Angelina Xu and Maximilian P. Belyantsev are two of 161 outstanding American high school seniors selected this year.

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects scholars annually based on academic success, excellence in the arts and in technical education through essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as a demonstrated commitment to community service and leadership.

Of the 3.7 million students expected to graduate from high school this year, more than 5,700 candidates qualified for the 2024 awards determined by outstanding performance on the College Board SAT or ACT exams or through nominations made by chief state school officers, other partner recognition organizations and YoungArts, the National Foundation for the Advancement of Artists.

The Presidential Scholars Class of 2024 will be recognized for their outstanding achievement this summer with an online recognition program.